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Vermont rates of obesity jump from 15.1% 10-17 year-old children to 27.5% in adults. In addition, studies show that keeping weight off is incredibly difficult with low success rates. Of the many factors that contribute to obesity, nutrition is among those that can be altered with great results. Taken in combination, this information speaks to the great change that can be made in targeting healthy eating habits in the youth population prior to the jump in obesity rates. This project aims to provide education to the child population in Montpelier, Vermont through the local Step 2 after-school program. A class series was started to provide nutrition education through reading, craft projects, and healthy snacks for a fun-filled and educational experience in hopes of encouraging healthy habits at a young age.
Kellogg Hubbard Children's Library
healthy, nutrition, obesity, Vermont
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